The 2 papier mache mammoths represent in a literal sense, the unearthing of such ancient animals from activities such as mining as well as climate change from their “cacoons”. The use of paper in this exhibition mirrors a sense of both fragility and resilience in creation.
The electronic timer will turn on the build-in internal lighting of the mammoths at the beginning of the exhibition evening to give them a continuous soft warm yellow glow. A secondary build-in lighting system consisting of multi-coloured lights is connected to a toy musical keyboard that is accessible to the viewers who are encouraged to interact and play music with. The coloured lights are sync-ed with the audio from the toy keyboard and will flash with the notes being played to add to the soft lighting.
Jungle Ling is a Canadian artist based in Toronto Ontario. He is of Hakka heritage born in Taiwan and grew up in Niagara Falls, Ontario in the 70's and early 80's. Jungle did have a brief career as a Certified Steel Fitter prior to enrolling in Universities and subsequently settling in Toronto in the late 80's. Although he'd consistently excelled in the arts through school, it was in his role as a counsellor and art program facilitator at a First Nations' recovery lodge in Toronto in the late 80's that generated the spark to pursue art unapologetically. His art work, whether in fine art or sculptures and murals in the public realm, reflect his life journeys and the connections he'd made particularly with the common people, the marginalized and minorities. These are reflected in part in his hundreds of portraits drawn of people across Canada and elsewhere over the years of criss-crossing the continent on a bicycle. The acknowledgement of the unseen or the often overlooked elements in society or nature are areas of great interest for him and represent topics to be celebrated or at the least, acknowledged through his art.